European flag, EU

13 July, 2018

Brexit could increase European voices on UK boards, says report

European voices are to become an increasingly important part of UK boards post-Brexit and, therefore, an attractive recruitment proposition. Writing in a report by Odgers Berndtson,
Stobart Group, Iain Ferguson

12 July, 2018

Stobart chairman wins pyrrhic AGM vote as board overhaul looms

A major boardroom overhaul looms at support services group Stobart, despite fending off attempts by investors to oust chairman Iain Ferguson (pictured). Its AGM saw Ferguson receive 51.2% of votes ...
Sainsbury's supermarket

12 July, 2018

Board moves at Sainsbury’s; TP ICAP; and Ocado

Sainsbury’s Another senior UK accountant is to take the chair at Sainsbury’s. Martin Scicluna, a long-serving partner and chairman at Deloitte, has been named Sainsbury’s chairman. ...
Standard Life Aberdeen

26 June, 2018

Board moves at TP ICAP; Standard Life Aberdeen; Ashtead Group; & Northgate

TP ICAP Lorraine Trainer has joined the world’s largest inter-sealer broker as a non-executive director, and member of the remuneration, audit and nominations and governance committees. ...
Debbie Hewitt, BGL

20 June, 2018

Board moves for comparethemarket.com; Drax; and Abcam

BGL Debbie Hewitt is the new non-executive chairman of BGL Group. The business, which operates brands including comparethemarket.com and insurance provider Junction, will place Hewitt after ...
Air France-KLM

29 May, 2018

Air France-KLM appoints interim governance structure

Air France-KLM has announced a transitional governance structure after its chief executive Jean-Marc Janaillac resigned following a pay reform he proposed, in a bid to end a series of strikes, was rej...
Halfords

24 May, 2018

Board moves at Halfords; St. James’s Place; and C&C Group

Halfords Keith Williams is to take on the chairmanship of bicycle and car maintenance retailer Halfords. He will begin as chair on 24 July at the conclusion of its AGM, with Dennis Millard s...
executive onboarding, Fidelio

18 May, 2018

A practical guide to executive onboarding

In a time of rapid change it is clear that boards need diverse skills and profiles in order to maintain a competitive advantage. The same is true at executive committee level. The speed of change has ...
City of London

23 April, 2018

FTSE 100 looks beyond UK for CEOs

A review of appointments among Britain's largest listed companies found that 47% of all externally appointed CEOs are candidates from overseas. The number of UK nationals leading FTSE 100 companies...
Michel Lies

6 April, 2018

Board moves at Zurich and Toshiba

Zurich Michel Liès (main picture) has been confirmed as the new chairman of Zurich Insurance Group, following the retirement of Tom de Swaan. Liès is one of the insurance industry’s m...